Selective Memory, 2010
Mixed Media on paper
36” x 30”
Courtesy the artist
Vanderbilt Artists Exhibit
Work by Artists from Vanderbilt University's Department of Art
(October 21 – December 9, 2010)
Adrienne Miller was born a maker and a doodler in Memphis, Tennessee. Ever since she can remember, art has played a major role in her life and she could always be found with a pencil in her hand, putting ideas to paper. In 2007, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Murray State University with her BFA in Studio Art. Soon after, she found her way to an internship for Nashville's own Hatch Show Print, a 130-year-old letterpress shop. She presently can be found wearing her red apron as Studio Manager and Gallery Assistant for Vanderbilt's Department of Art.
Our collective paraphernalia all speaks to memory and experience having an inherent power and influence over everything to come. Do old photographs curb loss or homesickness? Do objects scavenged from anonymous spaces serve as memorials to the inherent similarities of our lives? By using found paper items, Adrienne explores the kept memory by using hazy colors and nameless portraits to evoke the feeling of half- remembrance. She hopes to ensure that ideas and moments that may have reached the end of their functional life continue to be glorified beyond their intended purpose.